World Water Day 2014

This year for World Water Day the UN is focusing on the close connections between water and energy.  
The aim of this year’s World Water Day is to draw attention to several key issues: that water and energy production are interdependent; that the demand for energy and water is increasing, while supplies are limited; that efforts to conserve one aids in the efforts to conserve the other; and that policies to improve water and energy efficiency need to be coordinated efforts between both sectors.
 
We as Ontarians are fortunate to live in a province with vast fresh-water resources. We have a responsibility to be good stewards of our water for our children and generations to come. It is necessary to achieve balance in energy production and infrastructure development in a way that prioritizes the conservation of Ontario’s water.
 
The Green Party of Ontario will continue to fight for provincial legislation to protect source water in all of Ontario. In the meantime we will join our members and supporters in their local fights, such as the one against the mega-quarry in Melancthon township, and Guelph’s push against the new water-taking permit for the Dolime Quarry. 
 
Very little is more important to us than fresh water. We need to step up now to protect it.